1 Samuel 2:5
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Those who were fullשְׂבֵעִ֤ים
(se·ve·'im)
7649: sated, satisfied, surfeitedfrom saba
hireנִשְׂכָּ֔רוּ
(nis·ka·ru,)
7936: to hirea prim. root
themselves out for bread,בַּלֶּ֙חֶם֙
(bal·le·chem)
3899: bread, foodfrom lacham
But those who were hungryוּרְעֵבִ֖ים
(u·re·'e·vim)
7457: hungryfrom raeb
ceaseחָדֵ֑לּוּ
(cha·del·lu;)
2308: to ceasea prim. root
[to hunger]. Evenעַד־
(ad-)
5704: as far as, even to, up to, until, whilefrom adah
the barrenעֲקָרָה֙
(a·ka·rah)
6135: barrenfrom the same as eqer
gives birthיָלְדָ֣ה
(ya·le·dah)
3205: to bear, bring forth, begeta prim. root
to seven,שִׁבְעָ֔ה
(shiv·'ah,)
7651: sevena prim. card. number
But she who has manyוְרַבַּ֥ת
(ve·rab·bat)
7227a: much, many, greatfrom rabab
childrenבָּנִ֖ים
(ba·nim)
1121: sona prim. root
languishes.אֻמְלָֽלָה׃
(um·la·lah.)
535: to be weak, languisha prim. root







KJV Lexicon
They that were full
sabea`  (saw-bay'-ah)
satiated (in a pleasant or disagreeable sense) -- full (of), satisfied (with).
have hired out
sakar  (saw-kar')
to hire -- earn wages, hire (out self), reward, surely.
themselves for bread
lechem  (lekh'-em)
food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it) -- (shew-)bread, eat, food, fruit, loaf, meat, victuals.
and they that were hungry
ra`eb  (raw-abe')
hungry (more or less intensely) -- hunger bitten, hungry.
ceased
chadal  (khaw-dal')
to be flabby, i.e. (by implication) desist; (figuratively) be lacking or idle -- cease, end, fall, forbear, forsake, leave (off), let alone, rest, be unoccupied, want.
so that the barren
`aqar  (aw-kawr')
sterile (as if extirpated in the generative organs) -- (male or female) barren (woman).
hath born
yalad  (yaw-lad')
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage
seven
sheba`  (sheh'-bah)
a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number
and she that hath many
rab  (rab)
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
children
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
is waxed feeble
'amal  (aw-mal')
to droop; by implication to be sick, to mourn -- languish, be weak, wax feeble.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes.

King James Bible
They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who are full hire themselves out for food, but those who are starving hunger no more. The woman who is childless gives birth to seven, but the woman with many sons pines away.

International Standard Version
Those who had an abundance of bread now hire themselves out, and those who were hungry hunger no more. While the barren woman gives birth to seven children, she who had many children languishes.

NET Bible
Those who are well-fed hire themselves out to earn food, but the hungry no longer lack. Even the barren woman gives birth to seven, but the one with many children withers away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who were well-fed hire themselves out for a piece of bread, but those who were hungry hunger no more. Even the woman who was childless gives birth to seven children, but the mother of many children grieves all alone.

King James 2000 Bible
They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased to hunger: so that the barren has borne seven; and she that has many children has grown feeble.
Links
1 Samuel 2:5
1 Samuel 2:5 NIV
1 Samuel 2:5 NLT
1 Samuel 2:5 ESV
1 Samuel 2:5 NASB
1 Samuel 2:5 KJV
1 Samuel 2:4
Top of Page
Top of Page